Housemarque Returns to PC Development With Nex Machina

Already announced for PlayStation 4, Housemarque’s twin-stick shooter Nex Machina is now also confirmed to be in development for PC, to be released this year via Steam. Save for the port of its console game Outland a few years back, this is the first PC game from Housemarque since 1999, the Finnish indie studio having primarily focused on exclusive PlayStation productions such as Dead Nation, Super Stardust HD, Resogun, and Alienation in recent years.

Nex Machina is an intense “cablepunk” shooter created in collaboration with Robotron and Smash TV designer Eugene Jarvis. Naturally, the game appears to have the same qualities as those games married with elements from Super Stardust, which means there’s nothing but pure arcade shoot ’em up bliss to look forward to from this bad boy. As a twin-stick shooter, the game is best suited for playing with a controller, but in light of the PC version development is in progress to provide a properly tuned control scheme optimized for mouse and keyboard users.

A release date has not been locked in just yet, but the current target is for a PC and PS4 launch this summer.

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